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take a look at it. and i will certainly not hesitate to call president obama if i think we need more than we have. >> it's unreal. >> reporter: from the air you can get a sense of how big the fire has grown. this is new video from a national guard plane. the fire has grown to 150,000 acres of forestland. more than 4,000 homes and other buildings are in danger still and firefighters are also working to save two giant sequoia growths. >> those trees were up to 2,000 years old. we have the crews trying to save them. we'll backburn through them. put in sprinkler systems. >> reporter: the rim fire moved in to yosemite park over the weekend. although firefighters don't believe the fire will reach the valley itself. the bigger concern is controlling the southern and when edges of the fire to stop it -- western edges of the fire to stop it from spreading to other communities. >> there's a lot of folks that live up here. we're putting a lot of effort to keep the fire as far away as we can. >> reporter: meanwhile san francisco's ter supply is in jeopardy. flames are still moving toward hetch h
. president obama will not meet with president putin in moscow. what the white house is telling us about the reasons behind this move. >>> we wanted him to be here for the race. that was unfortunate. >> what team artemis is doing today after a very emotional yacht race on the bay. ♪ [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be great if all devices had backup power? the chevrolet volt does. it's ingeniously designed to seamlessly switch from electricity to gas to extend your driving range. no wonder volt is america's best-selling plug-in. that's american ingenuity to find new roads. ♪ the 2013 volt. charge ahead of the rest in the hov lane. ♪ >>> plenty of low clouds in place. there will be a little bit of sunshine later. temperatures will continue to kind of cool down a little bit. look for 60s, even 70s well inland. >>> welcome back. people living in the south bay, if you have complained that the drinking water smells bad, well you have nothing to worry about. according to the california water service company. cal water blames the supplier of the water, santa clara water district. they say t
. >>> happening right noi, president obama is about to begin a two day tour through new york and pennsylvania and it will focus on making college more affordable. this is a live picture. you're looking at joint, joint- based andrews maryland. that's air force one that we're looking at and we are waiting for the chopper coming in that the president will be on. it looks like marine one is looking like it's coming in. you could see it behind the trees there. he will come to land marine one and board air force one. from there, he would head to buffalo, new york, where he will speak at the university of buffalo. from there, he'll board a bus to continue his tour. that will be at a high school in syracuse. again, we're looking at several helicopters but one of them will -- marine force one carrying the president, a rather convenient way to travel, directly by helicopter to joint base andrews in maryland to get on air force one. and be heading off opt two day tour of schools, to promote his efforts to make college more affordable for students. now later this morning, we will get details on president
president obama's health care law as ktvu kyla campbell reports. 80 house republicans wrote a letter to their leader, kyla. >> reporter: dave, more than one-third of house republicans asked speaker boehner to avoid any budget deal that helps implement obama care. this is setting up a fiscal fight for the fall. a new budget is due september 30th and the very next day health care exchange opens so people can shop for insurance. if the republican controlled house tries to defund obama care, it's all but certain the democratic controlled senate won't sign on and neither would president obama. it's doubtful lawmakers would come one a long-term budget in september. they are only scheduled to work in washington for two weeks. leaders from both parties hinted a temporary extension of the current budget giving them a few extra months to agree on a long-term spending plan and avoid a government shut down. here's a look at the letter the house republicans sent speaker john boehner. they are calling obama care aegirines. i will explain their reasoning at 7:15. >>> today president obama continue
. the pressure on president obama as he takes the podium today. >>> good morning. right now traffic is getting busier all over the bay area including on highway 4 coming up to the willow pass grade. we will tell you where the traffic trouble spots are. >>> and in weather right now a layer of warm air compressing the marine layer. the net result dense fog that could effect your morning commute. we'll highlight the warmest day of the week and the changes you can expect for the holiday weekend. >>> these are live pictures of interfaith memorial service. if i'm not mistaken, this is dr. martin luther king's daughter. his youngest daughter. i'm going to check that. let's listen for just a second. >> as we go forward, we go forward in the spirit and in the strength and in the tradition of our four parents. understanding that without our faith, we will not be successful. and so we are called here today to remember, to reflect, and to commemorate the prophet, the pastor, the spiritual leader, the one who understood that if it were not for his faith, they would not have overcome. and he told them when
in washington say they'd rather cause a government shut down than pay for president obama's health care law. as ktvu's kyla campbell reports from our washington d.c. news room, these lawmakers are preparing for fiscal fights this fall. >> reporter: house republicans signed this letter sent to house speaker, john boehner, they say obama care is the reason workers around the country are seeing their hours get cut. mostly tea party backed conservatives want boehner to avoid a budget plan that would help implement the president's health care law. congress is on recess this month. several republican lawmakers at home are holding town halls to put obama care in the spotlight. >> if the republican party, republican lawmakers go out and make a case to the american people that obama care is hurting them, it's costing jobs, having hours cut back on their work, we can go out and win this fight. >> reporter: a new budget is needed by september 30th and october 1st, the health care exchange is open, so people can start shopping for insurance through obama care. this could become a high stakes political
ago today to give his "i have a dream". that's where president obama is scheduled to speak at 11:45 a.m. pacific time. there will be other speakers from the civil rights era. we spoke to a woman who hear these people speak. she came all the way from missouri. >> there's still things to be done in the areas in our city and -- [inaudible] >> reporter: patricia said she wanted to come here 50 years ago but she couldn't. she said she was the second black woman to be hired at st. louis area banks and didn't want to take the time off -- she did want to take the time off to be here today. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the san francisco human rights commission is holding a special commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the march on washington at 5:00 this evening in the board of supervisors chambers at city hall. the commission is announcing the winners of the heroes' award for 2013 at that event. >>> 7:17 at the time. checking in with sal on traffic. have you noticed -- is the bay bridge any more or less crowded today? about the same? >> it's about the same. people have been goin
budget cuts are taking a toll on head start programs in the bay area and across the country. the obama administration says more than 57,000 children will be cut from head start this fall due to the sequester. the program for preschoolchildren from low- income families saw its budget cut more than 5% after congress failed to reach a budget agreement with the white house. in contra costa county, that means layoffs and shortening the program by nine weeks. >> these are the needsiest families here in the community. many of our families are homeless. many of the children we serve are foster children. >> advocates for children say head start helps to prepare close to a million children for kindergarten along with offering a range of services, including day care, access to social workers and help for children with disabilities. >>> on we have a special back-to-school section set up. that's where you can look up school start dates, school photos of some of our staff members and tips on school savings and some of the back-to- school stories. >>> president obama paid tribute to the thou
laundererring and -- laundering and he faces life in prison ifth canned. >>> happening now, president obama is leaving the white house for a trip to arizona. that's where he will lay out his plans this afternoon to overhaul the housing and mortgage industries. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom. senators already laid out their plans to do the same thing. kyla? >> reporter: dave, the president's proposals are largely in line with the senate's bipartisan housing and mortgage reform plan already in the works. that includes phasing out fannie mae and freddie mac. they received nearly $200 billion in a tax payer funded bailout back in 2008. president obama will also push for immigration reform to increase home values. the white house says immigrants accounted for almost 40% of new homeowners nationwide between 2000 and 2010. in that same time period, in california, immigrants accounted for more than 80% of the growth in homeowners. how the administration plans to help homeowners better understand when i see you next. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news
? xy >>> welcome back. chuck hagel says american forces are ready to strike syria if president obama gives the order. now, syrian -- >> yes. syrian leaders warn against the strike and russia is accusing the u.s. of making excuses to attack syria. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the situation in syria is intensifying with every hour. kyla? >> reporter: pam, we know the united nations inspectors pushed off their investigation until tomorrow, citing security concerns. they were supposed to return to the site of last week's attack. john kerry says the use of chemical weapons last week is undeniable. >> make no mistake. president obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: senior administration officials say their goal is not to overthrow president assad but rather punish him for using chemical weapons, killing hundreds in syria last week. the u.s. navy deployed four destroyers. they launch would be missiles. the russian president vladimir putin ch
anniversary of the march on washington. president obama is scheduled to speak at noon today in the same spot on the steps of the lincoln memorial where martin luther king junior delivered his famous i have a dream speech. kyla campbell is there at the national mall this morning where people are starting to arrive for the big event. >> reporter: we are standing at the only public entrance. you can take a look at the crowd building behind us. we got here a couple hours ago. only 50-60 people here. now a few hundred people have gathered at the security gate. it opens in 45 minutes. they will make their way as close as they can get to the lincoln memorial. you can see the lincoln memorial in the background. that is where president barack obama and jimmy carter will speak along with civil rights leaders from the 1960s. that is happening in a few hours. first happening right now hundreds if not thousands of people are gathering to do the march for jobs in justice. they will start their walk in 45 minutes going 1.6 miles through washington, d.c. with a couple rally stops at the department of labor
january 1st. >>> 7:15. another setback for president obama's healthcare law this morning. the administration has delayed a mandate that protects consumers by limiting how much they have to spend on their own healthcare. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, republicans who are fighting the law are happy about this. kyla? >> reporter: dave, many republicans will use this as a discreditty law. the cap was going to be 6300 for an individual and just under 13,000 for a family. but the new york times reports the obama administration is delaying the mandate for a year until january of 2015. that means some insurers can set higher limits at all or no limits at all. the new york times says this delay has been outlined on a government website since february. but it went unnoticed by the legal language. health plan sponsors need to upgrade computer systems. congress might be on resers this month. but -- on recess this month. but senator rubio encouraged followers on twitter this morning to sign a petition to "defund this disaster." this is the second obama ca
: president obama says snowden is not a patriot and cannot be characterized as a whistle-blower. during his first press conference in months this past friday, president obama said snowden had other avenues if he had concerns and leaking nsa information has put the u.s. at risk. president obama said if snowden believes what he did was right, he should return to the u.s. and make his case in court. snowden's father says the opinions of politicians don't matter to him. >> he's sacrificed than the president of the united states and peter king have evers. so how they cluz to characterize him -- choose to characterize him doesn't concern me. >> reporter: what republicans on capitol hill have to say about that when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. the sentencing of convicted spy bradley manning begins today. later today, the army private's defense team is expected to call the first of more than a dozen witnesses. manning is expected to make a statement between now and wednesday? he faces up to 90 years in prison for disclosing classified information while working as a
. white house officials say president obama is willing to act on his own but he faces some challenges when it comes to getting input from congress. and john kerry will talk to reporters today. i'm working on all of that for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> new leaked documents from edward snowden reveal details of the cia's black budget. the washington post published details of the cia's budget it says came from snowden. the black budget is the secret portion of the federal budget that contains funding on intelligence funding and gathering. the budget also shows how the cia has been transformed into a pair of military force with control for an increasingly large fleet of drones. the top u.s. official says he will release figures every year on how many court orders are issued and how many people are targeted because of them. the director says this is part of president obama 'call for more transparency to convince americans they are not being spied on. it follows evolutions after the leaks by edward snowden. >>> a new study shows a majority of scientists are getting less
obama says he has no diet syrian president bashar assad's regime is behind a chemical weapons attack. president obama vows american retaliation will send a strong signal to syria. the u.k. is expected to release some intelligence today including intercepted communication between government officials calling for the use of chemical weapons. use of chemical weapons violates international law. >> we're sending the signal that the international law needs to be respected and we in the humanity world will reap the wirl wind if we don't have -- whirlwind if we don't have a consequence this for you. >> reporter: dianne feinstein chairs the senate intelligence committee. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in san francisco there will be a demonstration against u.s. military action in syria. it is scheduled for 5:00 this evening at powell and market streets. the demonstration is being organized by a coalition of antiwar groups. >>> time now 6:16. the launch of the largest rocket ever to lift off from california's central coast was a big success. >> four, three, we have
with president obama. ktvu's kyla campbell is live in our washington, d.c. bureau with the action feinstein wants to take to protect our privacy. kyla? >> reporter: well, tori, i spoke to her staff. they said she will be talking with the president today. so will other democrats and republicans from congress. senator feinstein is the chair of the senate intelligence committee. she's ordered the nsa to review how government surveillance could expose americans' privacy. but she's denounced former nsa contractor edward snowden leaking intelligence. snowden claims the nsa's tracked millions of americans' phone records. there was a discussion yesterday about this. >> those reports contained less than 500 numbers. not millions, not hundreds of thousands. not tens of thousands. >> reporter: now we're learning about another spy program. this one allegedly collects e- mails and internet searches of americans. what the nsa is saying about that surveillance program when i see you next. live in washington, d.c., kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, kyla. >>> 7:16. well, today's meeting comes afte
party republican lawmakers go out and make the case of the american people that obama care is hurting them, it's costing them jobs. it's having hours cut back. we can go out and win this fight. >> reporter: a new budget is needed by september 30th and october 1st the health care changes open. it could become a high stakes political game of chicken. the option lawmakers have to buy more time i'm working on that story for you for 6:15. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> today president obama continues his two-day bus tour talking about making college affordsable for middle class students. the president speaks this afternoon. firs in new york and then in pennsylvania. >>> a woman impersonating a city worker duped two elderly women living at a home on deborah drive. the imposter came to their door and was check out an infestation of snakes in the area the victims were only able to give a vague description of that phony letter. >>> police are searching far man that escaped from an alameda county facility. they arrested 53-year-old george davis last week after a stron
military action against syria. president barack obama is willing to act on his own. senior administration officials briefed more than 25 u.s. lawmakers in a conference call last night. they told members of congress they have intercepted communications from the syrian government ordering a chemical weapons attack. 1300 people were killed last week including women and children. the united nations inspectors are still in syria. what they are doing and how it would impact the military strike. i'm working on that story for you at 7:15. >>> budget cuts in the nation's capitol has some scientists trying to decide if they want to move out of the country. a new study shows the majority of scientists are getting less federal help for their research than they were three years ago. nearly 20% of scientists are considering moving overseas to continue their research. >>> another new study shows testing by the navy could be putting marine animal lives at risk. they looked at training plans for waters off the east coast, southern california, and hawaii over the next five years. the navy may kill hundreds
review. president obama has a range of options including suspending aid. more than 900 civilians and dozens of security force members have been killed over the past week. the white house says there are consequences. the u.s. already delayed the delivery of f-16 fighter sets to egypt and the president canceled next month's joint military exercises with egypt. some analysts say pulling aid could hurt u.s. tax payers. i will have that for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. former pakistan president and army chief perves musharraf has been indicted on murder charges. the charges are in connection with the assassination of former pakistan prime minister benazir bhutto six years ago. it's the first time a former army chief has been charged with a crime. he took power in 1999 during a coup. he stepped down almost a decade later in disgrace. he's entered a not guilty plea to the charges. >>> 7:16. cindy chavez will be officially sworn in tonight as the new santa clara county supervisor. chavez was elected in a special lex on july 30th -- election on july 30th to r
if chemical weapons were used. the u.n. does not determine who used them. but president obama says there is no doubt syrian president bashar al-assad's regime is behind last week's attack that kills hundreds of people, including women and children. the u.s. has increased military presence in the mediterranean sea off the coast of syria. two submarines just joined four navy destroyers already in place to launch a missile attack. syria appears to be moving some of its military weapons to different locations to avoid getting hit by potential air strikes. assad said last hour his country will defend itself against any attack. the u.s. and the u.k. could both release intelligence today pointing the finger at the assad regime. i'm working on that story for you for 6:15. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in london hundreds of protesters staged a demonstration outside the prime minister's residence against british military intervention in syria. prime minister david cameron has recalled parliament today to discuss possible military action. many people in britain a
are encouraging president obama to stop giving aid to the military. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the u.s. gives egypt $1.5 billion a year. kyla? >> reporter: and $1.3 billion of that goes to the egyptian military. john mccain and lindsey graham are leading the charge to cut off the military. they are using deadly force on protest, many unarmed. the u.s. helps egypt because it's one of two countries that made peace with israel. if washington pulls the aid it could affect prospects in the middle east. on friday, president obama called on joint military exercises with egypt scheduled for next month. but some republicans want to take it further and cut off aid. >> when we threaten something as we did that we could cut off aid, as the administration did, and not do it, then you lose your credibility and your influence. >> reporter: defense secretary chuck hagel is scheduled to speak in 30 minutes. we don't know if he will take questions from reporters about egypt. i will be watching his reports live and have developments for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2
sent to president obama. they want him to get their authorization before taking military action against syria. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, dianne feinstein says she's received some intelligence about it. >> reporter: feinstein says she's believes the attack was by the assad regime and is strongly urging the united nations to condemn the regime. that's echoed by many in congress. without a united nations resolution, some argue the u.s. cannot take military action under military law. the resolution should wrap up tomorrow and their findings made public on saturday. this hour, the british government said the legal requirements to strike have been met. david cameron said the evidence that syria used chemical weapons last week is right before our eyes. the u.s. is upping its military presence in the mediterranean sea off the coast of syria to to prepare for a potential strike. and president assad said his country will defend itself. congressional leaders will get briefed via a phone conference scheduled for 3:00 pacific today. what we're learning about a poss
obama. they will attempt to break off the political standoff between supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi and supporters of the new the government. since morsi was forced from power last month, hundreds of people have died in clashes between the two groups. >>> a sentencing hearing for bradley manning will continue this week. he was convicted of releasing classified information to wikileaks. a state department official is due to testify today about how manning's leaks strained relationships between the u.s. and its allies. manning has been convicted of giving wikileaks 250,000 cables and other documents about the wars in afghanistan and iraq. he could get up to 136 years in prison. >>> and the dangers to democracy are too great. >> protesters rallied against nancy pelosi and her support of the nsa over the weekend, including a man who helped expose american policy in the vietnam war. military analyst daniel elsberg said he strongly identifies with bradie manning. >>> 7:19. parts of the bay area socked in by fog this morning. will it stick around or burn off? up next, steve p
. >>> happening today president obama will recognize a soldier from the bay area. ty carter will receive the medal of honor. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom carter is credited with risking his life to save a fellow soldier. >> reporter: carter jumped boo action when taliban attacked. the army says carter killed enemy troops, resupplied ammunition to american fighters, provided first aid, and risked his own life to save an injured fighter. he has mixed emotions about receiving the medal of honor. it is great honor but getting the award means he was in a situation where fellow brothers were suffering and dying around him. he did everything he could to preconvenient further loss. >> i a grateful for all those i fought with that day. >> reporter: by receiving the medal of honor he becomes nondeployable but he does have plans to continue helping fellow soldiers. i'm working on that story for you at 7:15. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> basketball star lamar odom of the los angeles clippers is being reported as missing this morning. tmz reports no o
-- adviseer. >>> yesterday, the white house suggested president obama may not meet next week with russian president vladimir putin as scheduled. and president obama may boycott the upcoming g-20 summit in russia. >> we are extremely disappointed that the russian government would take this step. >> you willmakers are urging the president to get -- lawmakers are urging the president to get tough. they are not able to say what consequences might lie ahead. snowden was granted asylum for unyear -- for one year. he's living with friends. >>> the inmates on the hunger strike are upset about conditions at cocoa rin and pelican bay prisons. they stopped eating july 8th. the state head of the prisons department said he will not negotiate with the advocates but has promised to discuss prison condition. >>> a statewide investigation of tax payer funded reb centers has been ordered all because of reports of fraud. the announcement comes after the center for investigative reporting and cnn reported that some clinics have been billing the state for patients who don't show up for treatment or don't have
news breaks. be sure to watch the noon news for more on the deadly violence in egypt. president obama is expected to give comments from his vacation in martha's vineyard on the situation. curfew has been put into effect. the death toll, in the hundreds. we're also keeping an eye on the situation with the bay bridge. we should find out tomorrow if it will open on labor day weekend and the weather, fog there. clearing out. should be a nice day. we're always here for you at and mobile ktvu. thank you for joining us. ♪ all right, let's go ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate ♪ we, we chocolate cross over ♪ yeah, we chocolate cross over ♪ [ male announcer ] fiber one 80 calorie chocolate cereal. ♪ chocolate with clusters, flakes, and o's. oh, ho, ho... it's the honey sweetness i...i mean, [ female announcer ] and with all these great cheerios flavors, the love just keeps on coming. >>> he low, everybody. i'm beth troutman. we've got the videos from the web that you've been looking for "right this minute." new video shows why india is crac
's the second soldier to receive the medal of honor. president obama recognized staff sergeant clint romoshay in federal budget. pentagon leaders don't usually send recipients back into harm's day. carter wants to continue his service in wounded warriors u flits. he wants had -- units. he wants to share his struggles he's endured. back to you. >>> and the marine corps will let women take part in training and when they finish the training, they won't finish for two years. but this opens up a defense decision this year to repeal the rules to women serving in combat roles. >>> our continuing coverage of the fires burning up and down the state. right now more than 8300 firefighters are battling nearly 400 square miles of wildfire. six wildfires burning over the weekend. as of fire that's burning near yosemite park is by far the largest. about 15 minutes ago, we learned that the rim fire has burned 149,000 acres. reporter dominic is in tuolumne city. and that's where the firefighters are focusing their efforts today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i guess you can start calling this the b
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